TLC200 Pro
User Manual
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HDR Time Lapse Video camera
TLC200 Pro
User Manual
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CONTENT
4 Optional Accessories
5 Package Contents
6 Before You Begin Taking Photos
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7
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15
Parts of the Camera
Display Icons
How Our Power Saving Technology Works
First Steps
Mode
Time Lapse Mode
Storage status
Focus Mode
16 Basic Setting
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Setting the Time Lapse Frame Rate:
White Balance Mode
Image Quality
Scene
HDR Range
Exposure
Custom Image
22 More Settings
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24
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Time Stamp
Low Light Recording
Set Date & Time
LED Indicator
Band Filter
Firmware version
Reset
26 Reference
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27
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CS-mount lens
Extensional accessories
External Power
Micro USB connector
What settings should I use
What size SD card should I use
Battery Life
36 Specification
Optional Accessories
Weather Resistant Housing
(ATH120)
Brinno Reader
(ABR100)
Bike Cam Holder
(ABH100)
Shutter Line
(ATS110)
Camera Wall mount
(AWM100)
Motion Sensor
(ATM110)
Hyper Lapse
(ART100)
Pouch
(ATP100)
Microscope Holder
(AMH100)
Other CS Mounts
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Package Contents
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5
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3
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2
3
4
5
6
7
SD
AA
AA
AA
AA
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7
HDR Time Lapse Camera (TLC200 Pro)
4 AA Batteries
SD Card
Kit Lens (BCS 295)
Lens cover
Screwdriver
Screw
5
Before You Begin Taking Photos
Parts of the Camera
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2
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Kit Lens (Page 26)
SD Card Slot
Connector for Accessories (Page. 27)
Connector for Micro USB cable (Page. 28~29)
Battery Door
Strap Eyelet
LED indicator
8 LCD Screen
9 MENU ( ) Button
10 TIME ( ) Button
11 OK/ START Button
12 Power Switch
13 Tripod Screw Hole
Display Icons
Set Up screen
1
T.Lapse
ASAP
2
OK
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4
Preview screen
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At Set Up screen
1 Capture mode
T.Lapse: Time Lapse mode
Shutter: Stop Motion mode
Motion: Motion Activated mode
2 Time interval
Select a pre-set time
interval or customize
yourself.
3 System date and time
4 Battery level
Icon
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7
READY
8
Description
(green)
Battery fully charged.
(green)
Battery partially charged.
(yellow)
(red)
Low battery.
Replace as soon as possible.
Out of battery.
Replace battery immediately.
At Preview screen
BATTERY
EMPTY
5 Scene mode
6 White Balance mode
7 Preview image capture window
Status icon
9
8 Battery Empty
SD
Please replace battery immediately.
FULL
10
9 SD Card Full
Please download files to clear SD card space.
11
SD
ERROR
10
SD
NO CARD
11
SD Card Error
Please replace SD card.
No Card
Please Insert SD card.
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How Our Power Saving
Technology Works
Set up screen
Preview screen
T.Lapse
1 Sec
Turn off LCD
720P
10 sec.
50 sec.
OK
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READY
At The Set Up Screen
After 10 seconds without activity on the set up screen,
the camera will go to Preview screen automatically. You
can press the MENU or TIME button to go back to the
set up screen.
At Preview Screen
After 50 seconds without activity on the set up
or preview screen, the LCD screen will turn off
automatically to save power. You can press the OK
button to wake up camera.
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First Steps
Initial Step-1 Installing the Batteries
1
2
3
1. Open battery door.
2. Insert 4 AA batteries.
3. Close battery door.
Be sure the battery cover is locked into place.
Initial Step-2 Installing SD Card
1
2
3
1. Open SD card cover.
2. Insert SD card until it clicks into place.
3. Close SD card cover.
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First Steps
Initial Step-3 Turning on the Camera
1
2
3
1 Sec
SD
READING..
on
T.Lapse
OK
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1. Rotate the Power switch to the ON position.
2. Process screen
It may display other information on screen, please refer to page 7.
3. Set Up screen
Initial Step-4 Setting the Time and Date
1
2
Setting
OK
3
More
Date & Time
Set Date
& Time
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OK
OK : Next
1. Press the MENU button to go to Setting -> MORE
2. At MORE Setting, select Set Date & Time, and press
OK.
3. At the highlight field, press MENU ( ) to decrease
value, press TIME ( ) to increase value, press OK
to confirm and go to the next field. When finished
press OK to exit set up.
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Mode
Time Lapse Mode
In Time Lapse Mode, the camera will take one photo at
the time interval you selected. When you are finished
recording, the camera will convert those photos into a
time lapse video!
Before you begin recording, you can change the “Time
Lapse Frame Rate”. For more information please refer
to page 16.
Output file format: AVI. (Without audio)
Resolution: 720P
Time Lapse video length: The maximum size of each
single AVI file ranges between 8,192 to 20,480 frames,
depending on the time interval setting.
1. Setting the Time Interval:
1-1
1-2
TIME
TIME
2 Sec
10 Min
OK
OK
TIME
CUSTOM
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OK
OK : Next
T.Lapse
1 Sec
OK
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Set up screen
1-1 Press TIME button to enter time interval set up.
1-2 Press MENU ( ) and TIME ( ) to select a pre-set time
interval or customize it by yourself. When complete,
press the OK Button to confirm and return to the
Set up screen.
Time Interval range: from below 1 second to 24 hours.
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Mode
2. To Begin Recording
2-1
2-2
T.Lapse
1 Sec
10 sec.
OK
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READY
Set up screen
Preview screen
• REC
Recording
2-3
Recording period
2-1 After selecting the time interval, press OK to
proceed to the Preview Screen.
2-2 On the Preview screen, hold the OK button for 2
seconds to start recording. Preview Screen will
show REC at the bottom bar.
2-3 During the recording period, the LCD panel will
turn off to save power.
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Mode
3. To Stop Recording
3-1
Processing
Preview screen
3-2
SD
3-1
3-2
While recording, hold the OK button until the LCD
light turns on and shows the text “Processing”, it
means the camera is processing file closing. When
completed the processing it will display the text
"Ready” This indicates the recording session is
complete.
Remove the SD card from the camera, and insert
it into your computer or laptop to enjoy your
amazing Time Lapse Videos!
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Storage status
In this mode, the LCD will display the SD card capacity,
so you will know how much free space remains on the
SD card.
SD Storage
S i z e =4GB
Used =27%
F r e e =73%
OK
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Focus Mode
In this mode, the camera will enlarge the preview
image, so you can adjust the lens focus easily.
1
Focus
2
3-1
Page 5
OK
Page 5
3-2
Adjust the lens focus
4
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1. Select and enter “Focus” mode.
2. See the enlarge preview image.
3. Use the screwdriver to loosen the screw and adjust the
lens focus.
4. Finished adjustment, using screw driver to tighten the
screw.
5. Press “OK” to exit focus mode.
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Basic Setting
Setting the Time Lapse Frame Rate:
1
2
Setting
Frame Rate
Time Lapse
Frame Rate
15 FPS
20 FPS
30 FPS
OK
OK
10FPS
(Frames
Per Second)
means:
10 frames are
played in 1
second.
1. Press MENU button to enter “Setting” mode.
2. Select and enter “Time Lapse Frame Rate”.
3. What frame rate should I use?
Generally, 10 FPS is suitable for Time Lapse video, but
we suggested 30 FPS.
1 FPS: The video plays 1 frame per second, so the video
will not look smooth, and the video length will be
longer.
30 FPS: The video plays 30 frames per second, so the
video will look smooth, and the video length will be
shorter.
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Option
1 FPS
Video playback speed
Very slow
Shooting subject
Slide show
5 FPS
Slow
Stop motion, Face time
lapse
10 FPS
15 FPS
20 FPS
Medium
Biking
Medium
Flowers growing,
Educational endeavors
30 FPS
Fast
Parties, Sunrises,
Sunsets, Natural settings.
Basic Setting
White Balance Mode
1
2
Setting
White
Balance
Mode
OK
WB Mode
Auto
5000 Day
7000 Shad
OK
At the default setting of Auto (AWB), the camera
automatically adjusts white balance so that a white
subject will appear white regardless of the color of the
light source. It may however be necessary to match
white balance to the light source under mixed lighting
or when photographing a subject that is a solid color.
Option
AWB
Description
Color
Temperature
Auto
The camera adjust white
balance automatically
Approx.
4000 to 7000K
Day
Use when shooting in
Daylight
Approx. 5000K
Shade
Use when shooting in the
shade
Approx. 7000K
Cloudy
Use when shooting on cloudy
Approx. 6000K
day
Fluorescent Use when shooting under
Approx. 4000K
Light-Cool fluorescent light Cool White
Fluorescent Use when shooting under
Approx. 3300K
Light-Warm fluorescent light Warm White
Tungsten Use when shooting under
Light Tungsten light
Approx. 2800K
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Basic Setting
Image Quality
1
2
Setting
Quality
Best
Better
Good
Image
Quality
OK
OK
The Image Quality setting lets you choose a different
image quality to fit your needs, and the image quality
will determine the number of frames that can be stored
on the SD Card:
Option
Description
4 GB SD card
capability
Low compression
200~ 400 rate, big image size,
Kb
for post-processing
needs
14,000
photos
Better
150~ 300
General usage
Kb
20,000
photos
Good
High compression
rate, small image
size, for long term
70~ 150
using.compression
Kb
rate, small image
size, for long term
using.
30,000
photos
Best
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Single frame
size
Basic Setting
Scene
1
2
Setting
Scene
Scene
Daylight
Twilight
Night
OK
OK
Scene
Moon
OK
Select scene to fit your shooting needs.
Option
Description
Daylight For any shooting situation in Daytime .
Special setting for sunrise & sunset
Twilight shooting. Shutter interval limited: 2
Night
Moon
seconds and longer
Special setting for Nighttime shooting.
Low ISO setting, long exposure time.
Shutter interval limited: 5 seconds and
longer
Special setting for Moon photography. Low
ISO setting, extra long exposure time up to
2 sec. Shutter interval limited: 7 seconds and
longer
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Basic Setting
HDR Range
1
2
Setting
HDF Range
HDR
Range
High
Medium
Low
OK
OK
HDR (High Dynamic Range ) setting let’s you choose
the requires HDR setting:
Option
High
Medium
Low
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Description (For example)
Suggested setting for sunrise or sunset.
For any standard shooting situation.
For portraits.
Basic Setting
Exposure
1
2
Setting
Exposure
Exposure
OK
Into Exposure setting, press MENU ( ) and TIME ( ) to
increase ( + ) or decrease ( - ) the exposure and press OK
to exit.
Custom Image
1
Setting
Custom
Image
OK
2
Custom
Custom
Custom
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
OK
OK
OK
Control Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness. Select and
enter each setting, using MENU ( ) and TIME ( ) to
adjust the effect. Then press OK to exit.
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More Setting
Time Stamp
1
2
More
Time
Stamp
Time Stamp
ON
OFF
OK
OK
You can choose if you want the time stamp to show at
bottom of your video.
1. Select Time Stamp.
2. Select ON or OFF.
Low Light Recording
1
2
More
Low Light
Recording
OK
Low Light
ON
OFF
OK
You can choose to set up your camera to record videos
in a low light environment or not. (< 5 Lux).
1. Select Low Light Recording.
2. ON: Allows your camera to record video in a low
light environment.
OFF: Your camera will go to sleep in a low light
environment.
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More Setting
Set Date & Time
1
2
More
Date & Time
Set Date
& Time
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OK
OK : Next
Set the correct date and time for your camera.
1. Select Set Date & Time.
2. In the highlight field, press MENU ( - ) to decrease
the number, press TIME ( + ) to increase the number,
press OK to confirm and go to the next field. When
finished, press OK to exit set up.
LED Indicator
1
2
More
LED
Indicator
OK
LED Display
ON
OFF
OK
You can choose whether or not the LED indicator will
flash while capturing each frame.
1. Select LED Indicator.
2. ON: When the camera is capturing a frame, the LED
indicator will flash once.
OFF: During capture period the LED indicator will
not flash at all.
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More Setting
Band Filter
1
2
Setting
Flicker Set
None
50 Hz
60 Hz
Band
Filter
OK
OK
Select the correct fluorescent lighting frequency to
match your indoor lighting frequency.
1. Select Band Filter.
2. None: For outdoor environment.
50 Hz: USA
60 Hz: Europe
Suggest use None when the scene is at outdoor.
Firmware version
1
2
More
Firmware
Firmware
Version
x.xx.x
OK
OK
Displays the current version of firmware installed on
the camera.
1. Select Firmware Version.
2. Displays the current version of firmware for 30
seconds. Press the OK button to exit firmware.
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More Setting
Reset
1
2
More
Reset
Reset
ON
OFF
OK
OK
You can reset your camera back to the default setting.
1. Select Reset.
2. Select YES and press the OK button to reset your
camera.
Function
Setting
Capture mode
Time Lapse
Time Interval
2 seconds
Time Lapse Frame Rate
10 FPS
Image Quality
Better
Scene
Daylight
HDR Range
Medium
Time Stamp
ON
Low Light Recording
ON
LED Indicator
ON
Band Filter
None
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Reference
CS-mount lens
The TLC200 Pro comes with an interchangeable CSMount lens, so you can change the CS-Mount lens by
yourself to fit your shooting needs.
1
2
off
Turn off Camera
Take off Lens
3
Default Lens
Other CS Lens
Replace other CS Lens
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Reference
Extensional accessories
This extension connector is used for optional Brinno
Time Lapse accessories:
Shutter Line (ATS110): For creating Stop Motion film
and Face Time Lapse video
Motion Sensor (ATM110): For motion activated using,
turn your time lapse camera into a motion activated
camera!
Motion Sensor
(ATM110)
Shutter Line
(ATS110)
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Reference
External Power
For long term use, you can attach an external power
supply (DV 5V) through the Micro USB connector.
DC 5V
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Reference
Micro USB connector
A. File transfer
You can connect the TLC200 Pro to your computer in
order to transfer the time lapse video from the SD card
to the computer.
OS requirement: Windows 98 and above.
LCD Display
Micro USB
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Reference
Micro USB connector
B. Webcam
With the TLC200 Pro connected to your computer you
can install free webcam software. The TLC200 Pro can
then be used as a webcam for your computer!
Suggested software: please check on Brinno.com
OS requirement: Windows 98 and above.
LCD Display
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What Settings Should I Use
Subject
Description
Recording kids, pets
Daily Life all parts of daily life
Party
Recording family
parties, public events,
and happy times all
around
Recording your trips,
Traveling short and long
Plant
Recording Flowers
growing, or
gardening over a
period of time
Time
Interval
Time Lapse
Frame Rate
1~ 30
seconds
10~30
1~10
seconds
10~30
2 sec~ 1 min
10~30
1~30 min
15~30
Recording a building
Construction being built or any
30 min~ 1 hr
construction project
15~30
Recording a bike ride
or trip
10~30
Biking
1 sec
Face time You’re the leading
character in your time Shutter line
lapse
lapse videos
5
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What Size SD Card Should I Use
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SD card size
Stored photos
4 GB SD Card
30,000
8 GB SD Card
60,000
16 GB SD Card
120,000
32 GB SD Card
240,000
Battery Life
Scene: Day mode
Time interval
Captured frames to
battery low
Days
ASAP
168,000
1
1 SEC
200,000
2.3
2 SEC
244,000
5.6
5 SEC
204,000
11.5
10 SEC
145,000
17.0
20 SEC
108,000
25.0
30 SEC
84,500
29.0
1 MIN
51,000
35.0
5 MIN
12,300
42.0
10 MIN
6,300
43.0
1 HR
1070
44.0
4 HR
269
44.5
24 HR
45
45.0
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Battery Life
Scene: Twilight mode
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Time interval
Captured frames to
battery low
Days
2 SEC
67,400
1.6
5 SEC
55,500
3.2
10 SEC
51,300
5.9
20 SEC
51,000
11.5
30 SEC
45,000
15.0
1 MIN
33,700
23.0
5 MIN
10,900
38.0
10 MIN
5,900
41.0
1 HR
1,060
44.0
4 HR
269
44.5
24 HR
45
45.0
Battery Life
Scene: Night mode
Time interval
Captured frames to
battery low
Days
5 SEC
39,000
2.3
10 SEC
30,000
3.5
20 SEC
28,100
6.5
30 SEC
26,200
9.0
1 MIN
21,800
15.0
5 MIN
9,300
32.0
10 MIN
5,400
37.0
1 HR
1,040
43.0
4 HR
268
24 HR
44
44.0
Scene: Moon mode
Time interval
Captured frames to
battery low
Days
7 SEC
18,300
1.5
10 SEC
18,800
2.2
20 SEC
16,000
3.5
30 SEC
15,500
5.0
1 MIN
13,800
9.0
5 MIN
7,400
25.0
10 MIN
4,700
32.0
1 HR
1000
42.0
4 HR
266
24 HR
44
44.0
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Specification
CAMERA
Model TLC200 Pro
LCD Screen 1.44" TFT LCD
Lens Rotating Angle 120°
Waterproof
Optional, (In use with TLC200Pro Weather Resistant Housing (ATH120))
CAPTURE MODE
Time Lapse Auto generated Time Lapse videos
Stop Motion Optional, (In use with Shutter Line (ATS100))
Motion Activated Optional, (In use with Motion Sensor (ATM110))
SENSOR
HDR sensor (115dB high dynamic range, The
Type 1/3"
standard CMOS sensor only have 69dB)
Resolution 1.3 Mega pixel
Pixel size 4.2um
Sensitivity 3650mV/lux-sec (Ultra good low light quality)
OPTICS LENS
Type CS Mount
Aperture F2.0
Field of View D: 112°
Focal Length 14 mm ( 35mm equivalent)
Focus Distance 40 cm ( Minimum)
RECORDING
Time Lapse Video Format: AVI
Resolution: 1280x 720
Still Image Format: JPEG (only for using Shutter Line)
Resolution: 1280x 720
Memory Storage SD Card ( Supported up to 32 GB)
TIME INTERVAL
Custom From less than 1 second to 24 hours
POWER
Power source Battery: 4 AA Batteries
DC IN: 5V (Micro USB connector)
DIMENSION
Size (DxWxH) 64x 46x 106 mm
Weight 140 g (without batteries)
Color Black
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NOTE
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More information:
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Phone:
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